English → English - key

Pronunciation
n. device used to open locks; something which allows entry; something which explains or assists in solving a problem; means to acquire or reach something; legend, list which provides decoding information; button on a keyboard; tone, note, pitch (Music)
v. lock with a key, fasten with a key; fit, adapt, adjust; tune, adjust the pitch of (Music); supply with an explanatory device; type into a computer by means of a keyboard (Computers)
adj. important, significant; fundamental, central; necessary

English → Spanish - key

Pronunciation
s. llave; clave; tecla; cayo; tono, tonalidad
v. calzar con chavetas
adj. crucial, de importancia crucial, significante

English → French - key

Pronunciation
n. clef ou clé, instrument qui permet d'ouvrir et de fermer une serrure; solution; touche de clavier; ton, note, son; tonalité; clef musicale
v. adapter; diriger, accorder (musique); renforcer, serrer; fournir un index (de carte, etc.); verrouiller, fermer à clef
adj. clé; essentiel, principal; important, vital

English → German - key

Pronunciation
n. Schlüssel; Lösung; Taste; Klang; Ton
v. passen; einstellen, justieren (Ton); drücken, kräftigen; (Karten-) schlüssel ausstellen
adj. Schlüssel- (Figur, usw.); prinzipiell, zentral; wichtig, lebenswichtig

English → Indonesian - key

Pronunciation
n. kunci, pengunci, petunjuk, pedoman, buku jawaban, tombol jari, mata piano, nada, pulau karang, batu karang
v. menala, menyetem, meninggikan mutu
a. pokok, utama, penting

English → Italian - key

Pronunciation
s. chiave; cifrario; legenda; soluzione; (Mecc) chiavetta, bietta; (Mus) tasto; (Mus) tonalità, tono; chiave di volta, pietra di chiave; interruttore
v. (fig) intonare, accordare, armonizzare; fornire di chiave; (Mecc) inchiavare
agg. chiave, fondamentale

English → Polish - key

Pronunciation
n. klucz, klawisz, skrzydlak, legenda, tonacja, wpust
v. zaklinować, zaklinowywać
a. kluczowy

English → Portuguese - key

Pronunciation
s. chave; tecla; recifes; cais; cunha; clave de música; pedra-chave
v. encaixar; afinar; ajustar; fechar a chave
adj. chave (homem-chave, questão-chave, etc); principal, central; importante, vital

English → Romanian - key

Pronunciation
n. cheie, zăvor, soluţie, cod, cifru, cheia exerciţiilor, juxtă, traducere juxtalineară, clapă, tonalitate, ton, voce, glas {muz.}, nuanţă, armonie, acord {muz.}, principiu de bază, bază: bazele politicii, pană de fixare, şplint, banc de nisip, întrerupător
v. acorda, împăna, fixa cu o pană, manipula, închide cu cheia

English → Russian - key

Pronunciation
с. ключ; клавиатура; гаечный ключ; клавиша, кнопка; основной принцип; рычажный переключатель; разгадка, ключ к упражнениям, сборник решений задач; подстрочный перевод; код, ключ шифра; ключевая позиция; клин, шпонка, чека; тональность, высота голоса, тон голоса; риф, отмель; опытный специалист
г. запирать на ключ; использовать условные обозначения; заклинивать, закреплять шпонкой, работать ключом; настраивать, приводить в соответствие
прил. главный, основной, ведущий, ключевой, командный, клавишный

English → Turkish - key

Pronunciation
f. kilitlemek, girmek [bilg.], akort etmek, uydurmak
i. anahtar, tuş, kilit nokta, perde, çözüm, rumuz, elektrik düğmesi
s. kilit, ana

English → Ukrainian - key

Pronunciation
n. ключ, роз'яснення, клавіша, тон мови, тональність
v. замикати на ключ, використовувати умовні позначки, настроювати музичні інструменти
a. основний, ключевий, замковий

English → Dutch - key

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zn. sleutel; oplossing; toets; toonaard; muzieksleutel
ww. vals (v. zingen); niet harmoniëren met; spannen; vastzetten; intoetsen; opschroeven, opdraaien spannen; stemmen (muziek)
bn. sleutel- (persoon enz.); belangrijkst; centraal; belangrijk; noodzakelijk

English → Greek - key

Pronunciation
ουσ. κλείς, κλειδί, λύση, τόνος μουσική, μουσικό κλειδί, πλήκτρο, ξηρόνησο
ρήμ. τονίζω

English → Arabic - key

Pronunciation
‏مفتاح، مقام، مفتاح الرموز، لوحة مفاتيح البيانو، نغمة، إصبع، جزيرة منخفضة، المفتاح‏
‏ضرب على الآلة الكاتبة، ناغم بين‏

English → Chinese - key

Pronunciation
(名) 钥匙; 题解; 图例; 线索#键#基调; 调
(动) 锁上; 插上
(形) 重要的, 关键的, 基本的

English → Chinese - key

Pronunciation
(名) 鑰匙; 題解; 圖例; 線索#鍵#基調; 調
(動) 鎖上; 插上
(形) 重要的, 關鍵的, 基本的

English → Hindi - key

Pronunciation
n. चाबी, कुंजी, समाधान, ताली, व्याख्या, टीका, बाजे का पर्दा, नीचा टापू
v. चाबी से बंद करना, चाबी लगाना, ताले में चाबी लगाना
a. असली, बुनियादी, मौलिक, आधारभूत, ख़ास, मुख्य

English → Japanese - key

Pronunciation
(形) 基本的な; 解決の鍵となる
(名) 小島; キー, 鍵; 鍵形のもの; 要所; 解決の鍵; 解答; 秘訣; マリファナ 1 キログラム
(動) 鍵をかける; 調和する; 調律する(音楽); 情況に合わせる; 栓で締める; キーボードで打つ(コンピュータ)

English → Korean - key

Pronunciation
명. 열쇠; 해결책; 어떤 것에 이르거나 얻을 수 있는 수단; 전설, 암호문; 자판의 단추; 음조, 음정 ( 음악)
동. ...에 자물쇠를 채우다, 조율하다, 악기를 조율하다, ...의 분위기에 맞추다, 해답을 달다, 사북돌을 끼워 넣다, 아치에 사북돌을 끼워 넣다
형. 중요한, 주된; 기초적인, 중심의; 필수적인

English → Vietnamese - key

Pronunciation
n. chìa khóa, manh mối, bí quyết, lời ghi chú, bài sửa lại, điệu nhạc, phiếm đờn, nút của máy đánh chữ, mộng gổ, chìa khóa lên dây đồng hồ, chốt sắt, cù lao, hòn đảo nhỏ, nói với giọng cao, nói to, nói rang rảng, chìa khóa lên dây thiều
v. đóng chốt sắt, đóng nêm cho chặt, ráp mộng, lên dây đàn, khóa cửa

Definition of key

Pronunciation
Noun
1. An object designed to open and close a lock.
2. An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism and maintain their relative orientation.
3. A crucial step or requirement.
The key to solving this problem is persistence.
The key to winning a game
4. A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart; a legend.
The key says that A stands for the accounting department.
5. A guide to the correct answers of a worksheet or test.
Some students cheated by using the answer key.
6. One of several small, usually square buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, mostly corresponding to text characters.
Press the Escape key.
7. One of a number of rectangular moving parts on a piano or musical keyboard, each causing a particular sound or note to be produced.
8. One of various levers on a musical instrument used to select notes, such as a lever opening a hole on a woodwind.
9. A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based.
The key of B-flat major
10. The general pitch or tone of a sentence or utterance.
11. An indehiscent, one-seeded fruit furnished with a wing, such as the fruit of the ash and maple; a samara.
12. A manual electrical switching device primarily used for the transmission of Morse code.
13. A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
14. A password restricting access to an IRC channel.
15. In a relational database, a field used as an index into another table (not necessarily unique).
16. A value that uniquely identifies an entry in an associative array.
17. The free-throw lane together with the circle surrounding the free-throw line, the free-throw lane having formerly been narrower, giving the area the shape of a skeleton key hole.
He shoots from the top of the key.
18. A series of logically organized groups of discriminating information which aims to allow the user to correctly identify a taxon.
19. Kilogram (though this is more commonly shortened to kay).
20. A piece of wood used as a wedge.
21. The last board of a floor when laid down.
22. A keystone.
23. That part of the plastering which is forced through between the laths and holds the rest in place.
24. A wooden support for a rail on the bullhead rail system.
25. The object used to open or close a lock, often used as a heraldic charge.
The coat of arms of Regensburg is gules two keys in saltire argent.
26. The degree of roughness, or retention ability of a surface to have applied a liquid such as paint, or glue.
The door panel should be sanded down carefully to provide a good key for the new paint.
Adjective
27. Indispensable, supremely important.
He is the key player on his soccer team.
28. Important, salient.
She makes several key points.
Verb
29. To fit (a lock) with a key.
30. To fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key to maintain the orientation between them.
31. To mark or indicate with a symbol indicating membership in a class.
32. To depress (a telegraph key).
33. To operate (the transmitter switch of a two-way radio).
34. (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.
Our instructor told us to key in our user IDs.
35. To vandalize (a car, etc.) by scratching with an implement such as a key.
He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
36. To link (as one might do with a key or legend).
37. To be identified as a certain taxon when using a key.
38. To fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys or wedges.
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Verb Forms

Present participle: keying
Present: key (3.person: keys)
Past: keyed
Future: will key
Present conditional: would key
Present Perfect: have keyed (3.person: has keyed)
Past Perfect: had keyed
Future Perfect: will have keyed
Past conditional: would have keyed
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